Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Periodontal disease not only causes bad breath, discomfort and loss of teeth, but can also adversely affect general health and quality of life. Tooth resorption is a common disease process in cats that can cause significant oral pain. Prevention and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums is an essential part of the health care services we provide. Professional dental services at Mayfair Animal Hospital include full oral health evaluations, professional cleaning of teeth above and below the gum line, intraoral digital radiography, appropriate treatment for fractured teeth, periodontal therapy, and oral surgery. We also provide diets, toothbrushes, toothpastes and other home care products to help maintain your pet’s oral health.
Regular home dental care will aid in preventing the buildup of plaque on your pet’s teeth. Brushing your cat or dog’s teeth on a daily basis significantly reduces the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is an accumulation of bacteria that can lead to periodontitis if left untreated. Periodontitis causes pain and chronic oral infections that will eventually loosen and destroy the teeth, possibly leading to bone loss.
Common signs of dental disease in pets include:
If your dog or cat shows any of these signs, please call to schedule a dental exam with one of our veterinarians.